Date: 6th December 2016 at 10:03am
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Blackburn’s unbeaten run was extended to three games following the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield at Ewood Park on Saturday, meaning it’s also five without defeat at home for Rovers.

Despite admitting it was a hard fought game Owen Coyle has rued the slow start made by Blackburn with this allowing Huddersfield’s Kasey Palmer to open the scoring with just six minutes played, he told rovers.co.uk.

‘I think it was a very hard-fought game, there is no doubt about it. We made a really slow start in the game, Huddersfield forced corner after corner and I’m disappointed with the set-play that we’ve lost. The runner from the edge of the box has caught our lads on the hop.’

Huddersfield started the season as they had this game, really well! The early season pacesetters might have hit difficult period in recent weeks but the Blackburn boss feels David Wagner still has a very good side that are difficult to beat.

The Blackburn reaction to falling behind did please Coyle though with Sam Gallagher winning a penalty that Danny Graham converted to earn a point, he added.

‘They are a good side, they didn’t lead the league for three months by accident. But we picked ourselves up, we showed a very good spirit, we didn’t pass and move well today, we had little spells here and there, but what we did show in coming from behind was that spirit, energy and desire to do well for the football club.’

Blackburn did have some chances on the counter attack to turn a point into all three but Coyle was content with this valuable point we did secure, he finished.

‘I think it is a valuable point and one that was well earned.’

This is another point towards the survival bid, seven from the last nine on offer is good form to take into the game at Deepdale against Preston this coming weekend.

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